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Seattle Film Institute Summer Teen Program: Online via Zoom

A Series of 2-Week Intensive Programs for Teens: July 6 – August 13, 2020

SFI’s Summer Teen Program is for teens 13-19 and immerses students in the process of making movies.  
Session 1:  Filmmaking Secrets:  The Craft of Digital Editing (7/6-7/17); Session 2: Mobile Movie Making (7/20-7/31); Session 3: Interactive Digital Story-telling; (8/3 -8/14)

Classes are taught online via Zoom by SFI’s core faculty of working film and media professionals.  College credit is available for this course (one credit for each session).  Zoom links will be sent out one week prior to the start of class.

Filmmaking Secrets:  The Craft of Digital Editing

Session 1:  July 6-July 17
Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm (Pacific Time)
This class is 100% virtual and open to students wherever you live
The Zoom app is needed but no account is required.
$790.00

Successful editing is core to making good movies and the editing process actually begins before the first shot is taken.  Our new online hands-on digital editing course for teens offers a fun and interesting peek into how films are constructed, how editing plays a role as one of the “hidden” aspects of filmmaking, and the tools and strategies editors use to bring stories to life.   This class focuses on learning hands-on digital editing by using an industry-standard editing program such as Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve (both available for free).   

Students will gain insight into the fundamental building blocks of filmmaking by learning about creating pacing, rhythm, and shaping the story and looking at a wide range of movie styles.  The course is taught by Vaun Raymond, an established Seattle film producer, director, and editor and long-time educator who teaches in Seattle Film Institute’s undergraduate and graduate film programs.  Please note that the class runs 10:00AM-2:00pm Pacific Time.  The first two hours of the day focus on instruction and the next two hours provide time for collaborative work sessions with instructor support.  Students must have access to a computer that can run Adobe Premiere or DaVinci Resolve.  College credit is available for this course.

Mobile Movie Making

Session 2:  July 20-31, 2020
Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm (Pacific Time)
This class is 100% virtual and open to students wherever you live
The Zoom app is needed but no account is required.
$790.00


Today, even professional filmmakers use smart-phones for movie-making.  Immerse yourself in the entire filmmaking process from initial ideas to the premiere screening using your tablet or smartphone.  This summer two-week intensive program provides a foundation for filmmaking skills including lighting, camera, composition, and editing.  Students learn how to gain professional quality results with easily obtained and accessible equipment.  Teen filmmakers work collaboratively as they write scripts, prepare storyboards, and shoot and edit the projects.  The program culminates with an online screening for students, friends, and families. The course is taught by Felipe Cardona, television producer, university professor (including SFI) and creator of digital media managed by students from the web and mobile devices.  Please note that the class runs 10:00AM-2:00pm Pacific Time.  The first two hours of the day focus on instruction and the next two hours provide time for collaborative work sessions with instructor support.  Students must have access to a smartphone or tablet and have the ability to purchase up to $35 worth of mobile applications for their device. Students may also want to utilize a personal computer system for downloading their videos and editing or can choose to work completely with their mobile device.  College credit is available for this course.


Interactive Digital Story-Telling

Session 3:   August 3 -14, 2020
Monday-Friday: 10am-2pm (Pacific Time)
This class is 100% virtual and open to students wherever you live
The Zoom app is needed but no account is required.
$790.00

As the boundaries between moviemaking and video games dissolve, the skills of Interactive Storytelling now play a crucial role. This two-week intensive provides an exciting introduction
into this new world that combines storytelling for video games and movies.  Students write an interactive script, shoot and edit using their mobile device and then publish the final piece.  With Interactive Storytelling, students develop multiple non-linear story paths and create interactive hyperlinks that allow the viewer to choose the story they want to follow.  .  The program culminates with an online screening for students, friends, and families. The course is taught by Felipe Cardona, television producer, university professor (including SFI) and creator of digital media managed by students from the web and mobile devices.  Please note that the class runs 10:00AM-2:00pm Pacific Time.  The first two hours of the day focus on instruction and the next two hours provide time for collaborative work sessions with instructor support.  Students must have access to a smartphone or tablet and have the ability to purchase up to $35 worth of mobile applications for their device. Students may also want to utilize a personal computer system for downloading their videos and editing or can choose to work completely with their mobile device.  College credit is available for this course.

Call for details.

For more information call Monique Anair at (206) 568-4387 or email monique@sfi.edu

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